Rigs to Reefs
Just when we need some good news, visit an oil rig 80 feet below the surface. Coral reef abounds, amid swarms of fish. Some of the older platforms were build of wood, ideal nourishment for marine life. A study in PNAS concludes, “even the least productive platform off California was more productive than surrounding natural reefs.”
Can we convert abandoned oil rigs to reef formation?
Or is it just a ploy for oil drillers seeking to avoid the costs of decommissioning? Watch the video and see what you think.